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Ora.TV Brings TV Series ‘Beer Geeks’ to Digital Under Exclusive Deal

Ora TV, the online network owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, signed a deal with Page Prods. for exclusive digital distribution of 22-episode series “Beer Geeks” about the world of craft beer.

The company will premiere the first two episodes on Sept. 18 on Ora.TV, with new episodes going up every subsequent week. The series was created and exec produced by David Page and Roberta Brackman, best known for Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri.

“Beer Geeks” aired on TV starting in the fall of 2013 through syndication deals with TV stations including Hearst’s WCVB ABC affiliate in Boston, Media General’s WJAR NBC affil in Providence, Gannett’s WTSP afil ABC in Tampa as well as stations owned by Tribune Media, Meredith, Gray and Lin Media.

Series centers on master brewer Michael Ferguson (pictured, above), who is director of brewery operations for BJ’s Restaurants, which has locations in Virginia and Maryland. “Beer Geeks,” nominated for a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award, explores the world of beer creation and the range of beer enthusiasts who “dedicate their lives to making the most distinctive beers in the world,” per Ora TV.

Ora TV launched in July 2012 with “Larry King Now,” available on Hulu and on Ora.tv. Other shows include Haylie Duff’s “Real Girl’s Kitchen,” which was picked up by Scripps Networks Interactive’s Cooking Channel; “Brown Bag Wine Tasting” with William Shatner; and “Off The Grid” with Jesse Ventura.

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